Doctoral researchers

Thinking of doing a PhD?

If you're interested in joining a dynamic community of talented researchers from around the world to explore research questions that matter, we would like to hear from you.

Discover the topics we're interested in supervising PhD study in below.

Our research topics

Within the International Business, Strategy and Innovation group we are especially keen to receive PhD research proposals in the following areas:

Entrepreneurship in emerging markets / internationalisation strategies

  • What are the internationalisation strategies for high performance among firms?
  • How to advance globalisation through effective global sourcing?

Culture-strategy nexus in global organisations

  • How can human mobility and international knowledge spill overs be utilised for firm success?
  • What are the specific conditions for effective cross-cultural management and team working?

Social innovations and entrepreneurship / digital innovations and development

  • How can public-sector innovations achievement more with less?
  • How to revolutionise the financial sector through fintech innovations?

Strategy and performance in complex environments

  • How should corporate governance be designed for international business success?
  • When to utilise information technology in the strategic decision-making process? 

Please feel free to browse our group member web pages to identify a potential supervisor(s), develop your research proposal, share this with the identified supervisor(s) and confirm they are willing to be named in support of your application. You are encouraged to ask for feedback from them to develop your research proposal. Then you should be ready to formally apply.

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Year of graduation: 2019
Current employer: Oracle, US.

Name of student: Eleni Tsougkou
Year of graduation: 2019
Current role: Lecturer
Current employer: Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde.

Name of student: S. Markose
Year of graduation: 2019
Current employer: Royal Mail, UK.

Name of student: Jade Brooks
Year of graduation: 2018
Current role: Lecturer
Current Employer: Loughborough University School of Business and Economics, UK

Name of student: Harish Kumar
Year of graduation: 2018
Current role: Research Associate
Current employer: School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University

Name of student: Josh Morton
Year of graduation: 2017
Current role: Lecturer
Employer: Leeds University Business School, UK

Name of student: Kayode Ejodame
Year of graduation: 2017
Current role: Business Technology Controls Office
Employer: TD Securities, UK

Name of student: Xia Han
Year of graduation: 2017
Current role: Lecturer
Employer: Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK

Name of student: Gongtao Zhang
Year of graduation: 2017
Current role: Assistant Professor
Employer: Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham, UK

Name of student: Joe Vella Bonnici
Year of graduation: 2016
Current role: Executive Chairman, Identity Malta
Employer: Government of Malta, Malta

Name of student: Andrei Gurca
Year of graduation: 2016
Current role: Lecturer
Employer: Loughborough University School of Business and Economics, UK

Name of student: Xiaoti (Raymond) Hu
Year of graduation: 2016
Current role: Lecturer
Employer: University of Southampton Business School, UK

Name of student: Sandeep Mysore
Year of graduation: 2016
Current role: Senior Lecturer
Employer: University of New South Wales Business School, Australia

Name of student: Michelle Richey
Year of graduation: 2016
Current role: Lecturer
Employer: Loughborough University School of Business and Economics, UK

Name of student: Dipo Awojide
Year of graduation: 2015
Current role: Lecturer
Employer: Nottingham Trent University, UK

Name of student: Aparna Gonibeed
Year of graduation: 2015
Current role: Senior Lecturer
Employer: Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, UK

Name of student: Marwa Anis
Year of graduation: 2014
Current role: Lecturer
Employer: British University of Egypt, Egypt

Name of student: Daomi Lin
Year of graduation: 2014
Current role: Associate Professor
Employer:  Lingnan College, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Name of student: Ekaterina Nemkova
Year of graduation: 2014
Current role: Assistant Professor
Employer: IÉSEG School of Management, France

Name of student: Mumin Abubakre
Year of graduation: 2013
Current role: Senior Lecturer
Employer: Nottingham Trent University, UK

Name of student: Lianghui Liu
Year of graduation: 2013
Current role: Lecturer
Employer: University of Huddersfield, UK

Name of student: Marc Fabian Bollbach
Year of graduation: 2012
Current role: Head of SFG Service fuer Gasaufbereitung GmbH, Germany

Name of student: Abd Rahim Jaguli
Year of graduation: 2012
Current role: Senior Lecturer
Employer: Universiti Utara Malaysia

Name of student: Darwina Arshad
Year of graduation: 2011
Current role: Professor
Employer: Universiti Utara Malaysia

Name of student: David Dai
Year of graduation: 2010
Current role: Pricing Analyst
Employer: Department of Health and NHS England

Name of student: Lan Gao
Year of graduation: 2010
Current role: Data Analyst
Employer: Cambridge University Press

Name of student: Ian Hodgkinson
Year of graduation: 2009
Current role: Professor
Employer: Loughborough University School of Business and Economics, UK

Name of student: Trien Vinh Le
Year of graduation: 2009
Current role: Lecturer
Employer: School of Government Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics, Vietnam

Name of student: Sigrun Wagner
Year of graduation: 2009
Current role: Head of Department for Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship
Employer: Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Name of student: Yi-Ying Chang
Year of graduation: 2007
Current role: Professor
Employer: Department of Business Administration, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

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Year of graduation: 2007
Current role: Professor
Employer: Loughborough University School of Busines and Economics, UK